I just realised I have to figure out what to wear for my trial lecture, too! Would it be inappropriate to wear the same outfit as I’ll wear the next day? Should the trial lecture attire be a little less formal than the actual defence’s costume? Would a skirt give the wrong impression? Boots or shoes? Perhaps my red, chinese top, · la Mary, with jeans and boots (and hair up or down? sleek or curly?) to invoke an image of multivalency and grassroots power? The intertextual connections to the turquoise corset in Chinese fabric I’ll be wearing the next night (with a scarf and a long, black, mermaid skirt) would work well.